Must-have medical apps for primary care

KevinMD

Earlier this year, we put together a list of what we thought were the best medical apps for health care providers. Now at the end of 2018, we’re augmenting that list to give you a full picture of what we think are must-haves medical apps for those in primary care.

How telemedicine will revolutionize primary care

KevinMD

It has become more and more evident with time that the health care delivery system here in the United States is riddled with issues. In many ways, the system seems to step on its own feet — as the health care professionals working within it fight to make it work.

Primary care, insurance navigation platform Eden raises $10M

Mobi Health News

The company plans to use the new money to expand its scope of care.

Will Vertical Integration Kill the Primary Care Practice?

Health Blawg

The very idea of collapsing four of the five dominant national health care insurance companies into two was therefore a nonstarter. Health insurance, pharmacy and urgent care all under one roof. Meanwhile, many traditional primary care providers are running scared.

Will Vertical Integration Kill the Primary Care Practice?

Health Blawg

The very idea of collapsing four of the five dominant national health care insurance companies into two was therefore a nonstarter. Health insurance, pharmacy and urgent care all under one roof. Meanwhile, many traditional primary care providers are running scared.

Industry Voices—It’s time to reimagine primary care with virtual tools

FierceHealthIT

If everyone had access to high-quality primary care, the outcome would be healthier lives and dramatic cost savings. Despite the benefits, 30% of American adults and nearly half of millennials don’t have a primary care physician

Millennials demand telehealth in a move away from traditional primary care model

Mobi Health News

It is no secret that millennials are a driving force in society today, and a new survey shows that their demands and behaviors differ from baby boomer and Gen Xers, and could reshape the healthcare industry especially when it comes to primary care and telehealth

Dr. Rob Lamberts, Direct Primary Care, and the Future of Healthcare – Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

I spoke recently with Dr. Rob Lamberts – @doc_rob on Twitter – about EHRs and direct primary care. He was an avid user and proponent of the EHR, seeing it as a valuable tool for improving the quality of patient care. The change in practice transformed recordkeeping for Rob’s practice, raising the question: What does a medical record look like if it used not for billing but only for patient care? Health Care Law and Consulting.

Diagnostic errors are top reason for liability claims against primary care doctors, report says

FierceHealthIT

Diagnostic errors are the leading cause of liability claims against primary care doctors and account for the highest proportion of payouts, according to a new report

Will Vertical Integration Kill the Primary Care Practice?

Health Blawg

The very idea of collapsing four of the five dominant national health care insurance companies into two was therefore a nonstarter. Health insurance, pharmacy and urgent care all under one roof. Meanwhile, many traditional primary care providers are running scared. There are, of course, other approaches available, such as direct primary care. This will have implications for patient choice of provider, and possibly for total cost of care as well.

Will Vertical Integration Kill the Primary Care Practice?

Health Blawg

The very idea of collapsing four of the five dominant national health care insurance companies into two was therefore a nonstarter. Health insurance, pharmacy and urgent care all under one roof. Meanwhile, many traditional primary care providers are running scared. There are, of course, other approaches available, such as direct primary care. This will have implications for patient choice of provider, and possibly for total cost of care as well.

Will Vertical Integration Kill the Primary Care Practice?

Health Blawg

The very idea of collapsing four of the five dominant national health care insurance companies into two was therefore a nonstarter. Health insurance, pharmacy and urgent care all under one roof. Meanwhile, many traditional primary care providers are running scared. There are, of course, other approaches available, such as direct primary care. This will have implications for patient choice of provider, and possibly for total cost of care as well.

Will Vertical Integration Kill the Primary Care Practice?

Health Blawg

The very idea of collapsing four of the five dominant national health care insurance companies into two was therefore a nonstarter. Health insurance, pharmacy and urgent care all under one roof. Meanwhile, many traditional primary care providers are running scared. There are, of course, other approaches available, such as direct primary care. This will have implications for patient choice of provider, and possibly for total cost of care as well.

Will Vertical Integration Kill the Primary Care Practice?

Health Blawg

The very idea of collapsing four of the five dominant national health care insurance companies into two was therefore a nonstarter. Health insurance, pharmacy and urgent care all under one roof. Meanwhile, many traditional primary care providers are running scared. There are, of course, other approaches available, such as direct primary care. This will have implications for patient choice of provider, and possibly for total cost of care as well.

98point6 launches its chat-based telemedicine platform for primary care

Mobi Health News

Seattle-based 98point6 today announced the launch of its on-demand primary care platform. Through the smartphone app, patients in 10 US states can easily receive remote care from a board-certified physician through the AI and machine learning-powered service

Looking to solve the primary care shortage? Deploy nurse practitioners

FierceHealthIT

Primary care is in high demand, but the ongoing physician shortage leaves plenty of access gaps. One solution? Harnessing the skills of nurse practitioners in underserved areas, according to a new report from the American Enterprise Institute.

How telemedicine can help patients and solve physician burnout

KevinMD

Tech Health IT Mobile health Primary CareI have been practicing telemedicine successfully for four years. In 2015, I had to beg doctors to work in telemedicine. Because so many doctors were wary of it, I started to get licensed in multiple states, and now, I have 15 state licenses.

More primary care doctors translates to increased life expectancy

FierceHealthIT

There’s a direct link between the number of primary care doctors and an increase in life expectancy, according to a new study

98point6 collects another $50M for text-driven primary care delivery platform

Mobi Health News

CEO Robbie Cape said the investment will be used to meet demand, build new capabilities and ensure high-quality care

Planning a nationwide rollout, primary care-focused startup Eden raises $10M

Mobi Health News

The company plans to use the new money to expand its scope of care.

The secret to making AI work for physicians

KevinMD

If you are a physician or know a physician or have ever visited one, chances are you have probably heard them complain about technology in health care. Tech Health IT Primary Care

Iora Health's digitally-backed primary care attracts another $100M

Mobi Health News

Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Iora Health, a digitally-enabled primary care provider that focuses on the senior Medicare population, announced yesterday that it has closed $100 million in Series E financing. This brings the company’s total funding to at least $223.5 million

What if EMRs can never capture the clinical experience?

KevinMD

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The clinical burden of documentation

KevinMD

Tech Health IT Primary CareThe purpose of clinical documentation is to efficiently communicate critical data to peers in a readable fashion while meeting compliance and billing requirements. This documentation should not represent a data dump.

Will robots replace doctors?

KevinMD

Tech Hospital-Based Medicine Mobile health Primary CareAmong the many recurring topics, this year has been the impact of machine learning in our lives, especially the implications for our future work life.

K Health launches free primary care app, announces $12.5 new funding

Mobi Health News

Personalized health information company K Health has launched a free primary care app.

More primary care doctors, specialists prescribing buprenorphine to treat patients for opioid addiction

FierceHealthIT

Those changes paid off, as a new study in Health Affairs found significantly more primary care physicians and specialists are prescribing buprenorphine during office visits

Doctor On Demand launches integrated virtual primary care platform

Mobi Health News

The service's new clinical capabilities, smart referrals and comprehensive data platform look to remove barriers that keep patients from primary care

Dr. Rob Lamberts, Direct Primary Care, and the Future of Healthcare – Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

I spoke recently with Dr. Rob Lamberts – @doc_rob on Twitter – about EHRs and direct primary care. He was an avid user and proponent of the EHR, seeing it as a valuable tool for improving the quality of patient care. The change in practice transformed recordkeeping for Rob’s practice, raising the question: What does a medical record look like if it used not for billing but only for patient care? Health Care Law and Consulting.

Dr. Rob Lamberts, Direct Primary Care, and the Future of Healthcare – Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

I spoke recently with Dr. Rob Lamberts – @doc_rob on Twitter – about EHRs and direct primary care. He was an avid user and proponent of the EHR, seeing it as a valuable tool for improving the quality of patient care. The change in practice transformed recordkeeping for Rob’s practice, raising the question: What does a medical record look like if it used not for billing but only for patient care? Health Care Law and Consulting.

Dr. Rob Lamberts, Direct Primary Care, and the Future of Healthcare – Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

I spoke recently with Dr. Rob Lamberts – @doc_rob on Twitter – about EHRs and direct primary care. He was an avid user and proponent of the EHR, seeing it as a valuable tool for improving the quality of patient care. The change in practice transformed recordkeeping for Rob’s practice, raising the question: What does a medical record look like if it used not for billing but only for patient care? Health Care Law and Consulting.

Dr. Rob Lamberts, Direct Primary Care, and the Future of Healthcare – Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

I spoke recently with Dr. Rob Lamberts – @doc_rob on Twitter – about EHRs and direct primary care. He was an avid user and proponent of the EHR, seeing it as a valuable tool for improving the quality of patient care. The change in practice transformed recordkeeping for Rob’s practice, raising the question: What does a medical record look like if it used not for billing but only for patient care? Health Care Law and Consulting.

Physician Practice Roundup—More than half of new osteopathic doctors choose primary care

FierceHealthIT

In the final American Osteopathic Association match, 56% of new osteopathic physicians were placed into primary care residencies and more news

Millennials want convenient care

KevinMD

Millennial patients want “convenience, fast service, connectivity, and price transparency” while doctors and health experts worry about “fragmented or unnecessary care, including the misuse of antibiotics” and loss of “care that is coordinated and longitudinal.”

Bringing Genetics to the Forefront of Primary Care

Healthcare Guys

As consumer genetic testing continues to pick up steam—with the idea that patients are becoming more interested in how their inherited health impacts their future wellness—hospitals and health systems have also taken to finding ways to incorporate genetic information into primary care.

Employee health, primary care platform Eden Health announces $4M seed funding, expansion plans

Mobi Health News

Eden Health, a New York-based employee benefits and telehealth platform paired with primary care services, has announced $4 million in seed funding led by Greycroft Partners.

@HIMSS, physicians don’t want hype. They just want sensible EMR solutions.

KevinMD

Tech Health IT Primary CareA few years ago, I wrote a KevinMD blog post about how cumbersome it was to complete notes in the electronic medical record (EMR).

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Growing number of primary care practices employ nurse practitioners

FierceHealthIT

More nurse practitioners are working in primary care practices, particularly in rural areas of the country. Nurse practitioners are a growing part of primary care teams in both rural and nonrural practices

Study charts recent spike in telehealth usage, particularly within primary care

FierceHealthIT

Recent coverage expansions have increased the use of telehealth tools, but the technology remains relatively uncommon.

Getting to a minimum viable product (MVP) health care app: Partner with physicians

KevinMD

The article is filed under the keywords “AI,” “Watson,” “health,” “health care,” and “Doctor: This product is a piece of s**t.” Tech Mobile health Primary CareOver the course of several years, IBM’s fledgling Watson for Oncology program has received a wide range of reviews.